Moore working harder than ever

When Mike Moore found out exactly what the Georgia coaching staff wanted him to do in the off-season, he got after it.

"They let me know they want bigger receivers," said Moore. "I now live in the weight room."

Moore, one of three wide receivers going to Georgia, has gained nearly 20 pounds since Scout.com last measured him. He now tips the scales at 204 pounds. According to Georgia's Outback Bowl Media Guide, that weight would make Moore the Bulldogs' heaviest receiver on the depth chart. Kenneth Harris, who redshirted 2004, is closest to Moore in body size. Harris is 6-3, 201.

Georgia's Outback Bowl depth chart will be reworked by the time August rolls around and Moore wants to be able to get his name as high on the list as possible.

"I know I can go up there and play," said Moore. "That's why I am doing what I am doing now – to get ready for it."

Moore was originally recruited by Georgia as a safety. But he wanted to play receiver for the Bulldogs.

Former defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder was not sold on Moore playing offense until the summer when the Florida native line up at receiver during at Georgia's summer camp. "I think all of the coaches saw me at receiver and saw what I could do," said Moore.

Georgia was interested in Mike Moore as a receiver from that point on. He committed to the Bulldogs in late September.


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